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Care homes

  • Introduction to care homes

    Moving in to a care home may seem like a big step, but it could offer the opportunity to form new friendships and provide a safe, comfortable place to live.
  • Paying for temporary care

    Local authority charging rules differ when a stay in a care home is temporary, rather than permanent.
  • Finding a care home

    Care homes all have to meet certain minimum standards, but they can still vary widely in the sort of accommodation and facilities that they offer.
  • Choosing accommodation

    You are free to find a place in a care home yourself, if you can make your own arrangements and pay the fees.

Call the Age Scotland Helpline

0800 12 44 222 0800 12 44 222

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Care home checklist

Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you can make. Our checklist will help you ask the right questions to ensure you make an informed choice.